Business 101 seminars

Business 101 seminars

For the small business owner

The Business 101 seminar series is designed specifically for both existing and budding small business owners who aren’t sure where to start, are daunted by the process or are seeking to grow their business.

Our free seminars provide an overview of the common issues involved in setting up a small business and offer practical advice on how to tackle these issues as well as providing networking opportunities.

While the Business 101 series covers general issues – such as online marketing – they also cover industry-specific topics including food trucks, small bars and outdoor dining.

Some of the seminars, such as Tech Start-ups can also help entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their technology business get connected to the Sydney ecosystem, as well as help those working in a creative field turn their project into a functional business.

Each event features presentations and the opportunity to ask questions of industry experts and City staff who look after applications, as well as to hear stories from people who have successfully been through the process.

The series in 2013 and 2014 was a sell-out success.

Main image: Cooper & Co director Peter Cooper, General Assembly Australia general manager Riley Batchelor, PushStart co-founder and managing director Kim Heres and Canva CEO Melanie Perkins at the Start-ups 101 seminar on 6 March 2013.

Videos and podcasts

A selection of our seminars are recorded as videos or podcasts and are added online soon after the seminar takes place.

Business 101: Grow your businessTech Start-ups 101: September 2014Tech Start-ups 101: June 2014Marketing Your Business in an Online World: 2014 Start-ups 101: 2013 Small Business 101: 2013 Small Bars 101: 2012


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Seminars for 2015

We look forward to seeing you at our Seminar series in 2015. The  Seminar topics will be announced in the new year.

Please check this page for future announcements.

Last updated: Thursday, 30 October 2014